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Megna/Diaz clear waivers

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Both Raphael Diaz and Jayson Megna cleared waivers this afternoon, and will report to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Megna clearing was no surprise, but it is relatively surprising that Diaz cleared. There are a few teams that could use a cheap, capable defenseman –specifically Boston, who is without Zdeno Chara and Dennis Seidenberg– but I guess teams want to see what they have internally first.

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Just a quick waivers update with all the cuts: Luke Adam, Brian Gibbons, Ryan Bourque, and Chris Summers were placed on waivers. This was expected, as they were cut after last night’s game.

The lone Ranger on waivers prior was Marek Hrivik, who cleared waivers today.

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The New York Rangers have placed forward Ryan Malone on unconditional waivers. If he clears, the two can part ways and mutually terminate Malone’s deal. Malone has been in Hartford for the majority of the season, so his contract does not countĀ against the Rangers cap. If/when he clears, the Rangers will open up a spot on their reserve list, which was at 50 (I believe). An extra spot gives them more wiggle room at the deadline.

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Rangers place Mike Kostka on waivers

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The New York Rangers have placed defenseman Mike Kostka on waivers, as Dan Boyle is set to replace him in the lineup. Kostka’s stint in the lineup, first game and pair of epic turnovers aside, wasn’t terrible. He was a sub-50% possession player in 57% OZ starts, but he’s the 8D on the depth chart, so expectations are a part of why I say “wasn’t terrible.”

I doubt he gets claimed, so he’s likely Hartford bound.

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Lineup notes: Fast, Glass in tonight

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Despite earlier reports that Tanner Glass may be out with a back injury, he will be in the lineup tonight against the shorthanded Columbus Blue Jackets. Jesper Fast, who blocked a shot awkwardly on Thursday, is also in the lineup. Both of these reports are per Andrew Gross. Cam Talbot gets the start.

Also, Matt Lombardi cleared unconditional waivers, and the Rangers will terminate his contract. This will give the Rangers much needed flexibility in the trade market.

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The Rangers have placed center Matt Lombardi on unconditional waivers, with the intent on terminating his contract, per Renaud Lavoie. Sounds like Lombardi didn’t want to play in the AHL, and will likely go back to Switzerland. Lombardi was given a two-year deal by the Rangers as insurance for the 3C position, but was beaten out by J.T. Miller.

Lombardi and Steven Kampfer are in the running for shortest Ranger careers ever.

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Rangers assign Chris Mueller to Hartford

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With the Rangers in need of dropping one more forward to get to the 23 man roster (deadline was 5pm today), the Rangers assigned forward Chris Mueller to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Mueller was waived yesterday and cleared today, but was not immediately assigned to the AHL.

This likely means that Kevin Hayes will not head to the IR, as had been speculated.

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Rangers waive Lombardi, Kostka, Kampfer

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Per Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers have waived center Matt Lombardi and defensemen Steve Kampfer and Mike Kostka. As a formality, they have also placed goalie Cedrick Desjardins on waivers, but that was expected. He wasn’t on waivers during theĀ last round of cuts because he was injured, and injured players cannot be waived.

This means that Matt Hunwick has likely won the 7D spot (assuming Dylan McIlrath is sent to Hartford for big minutes). This also means that Lombardi’s injury likely cost him a legitimate shot at cracking this roster. I assume he will be a short term injury call up if need be.

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Kristo, Bourque among those cut

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The Rangers announced nine cuts today, including forwards Danny Kristo and Ryan Bourque:

Forwards: Chris Bourque, Ryan Bourque, Danny Kristo, Nick Tarnasky

Defensemen: Conor Allen, Mat Bodie, Tommy Hughes, Petr Zamorky

Goalies: Jason Missiaen

There are 34 players in camp now:

Forwards (20): Derick Brassard, Anthony Duclair, Jesper Fast, Tanner Glass, Carl Hagelin, Ryan Haggerty, Kevin Hayes, Marek Hrivik, Chris Kreider, Oscar Lindberg, Matthew Lombardi, Ryan Malone, J.T. Miller, Dominic Moore, Chris Mueller, Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Lee Stempniak, Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello

Defensemen (10): Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi, Matt Hunwick, Steven Kampfer, Kevin Klein, Michael Kostka, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, John Moore, Marc Staal

Goaltenders (3): Henrik Lundqvist, Cedrick Desjardins, Cam Talbot

It’s worth nothing that both Bourques, and Tarnasky need to pass through waivers first. Cedrick Desjardins, who was not cut yet due to injury, will need to pass through waivers as well.

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Per Darren Dreger, the Rangers have officially placed goalie Martin Biron on unconditional waivers. This is just a paperwork move to terminate the contract and open up a spot on the 50-man reserve list. Biron will go unclaimed.

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